By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
News broke on Wednesday morning that Maple Grove Raceway was up for sale. The Mohnton, Pennsylvania facility has an $8 million asking price from a prospective new owner.
According to the press release sent out by the track, the property is up for sale. More than just the race track is up for sale, as the package also includes campground facilities, parking spots, residential rentals, office/event buildings, numerous outbuildings, racing equipment, and more.
“This is where one answer is just not enough, because there is not one single reason,” the track said in a statement. “Above all, the original families of the founder, Alfred Stauffer, have decided to pursue other personal interests. Running a world famous facility and maintain approx. 450 acres is not an easy venture. The families are seeking new owners for Maple Grove Raceway now because they want to see the track continue and advance to the next level.
“In the 1930’s, this facility was originally an oval dirt track called Brecknock Speedway that raced early sprint cars and motorcycles. In the 1950’s, the track held dirt track drag races for the Friendship Motorcycle Club. It was not until 1962 when Maple Grove Park Drag-O-Way officially opened as an asphalt one-fifth mile drag strip for cars and motorcycles. After several expansions, Maple Grove Raceway has become a premiere, record setting, all concrete quarter-mile NHRA sanctioned facility hosting, the Mopar ExpressLane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil each September. Many other special events fill the schedule during the season from April through October.”
The press release also states that that the staff will do everything for a smooth transition to a new owner. The staff is finalizing their schedule for the 2020 season and beyond.